Elissa Johnston

 
Seasons with Chorale: 7
Previous LAMC solos:
Bach's St. Matthew Passion 2015, Mass in B minor 2013 and St. John Passion 2012; Handel Messiah, December 2012; Haydn's Creation, March 2012; Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, October 2008; Faure's Requiem, Chinary Ung's SPIRAL XII
Voice Part CHORALE: Soprano
Hometown: Lafayette, CA/Berkeley
Education/Training:
Bachelor of Music/USC
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Solo concert work, film/TV soundtrack recording sessions
Guest Appearances:
Guest Soloist with Long Beach Symphony in Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915, with Pacific Chorale in Brahms Requiem and in Poulenc Gloria, with San Luis Obispo Symphony in Mahler Symphony No. 2
Recording/TV/Film:
Chinary Ung: Aura, with Southwest Chamber Music on Cambria Records; James Newton: Sacred Works on New World Records; Jorge Liderman: Song of Songs with San Francisco Contemporary Music Players on Bridge Records; numerous film soundtrack recording
Highlights of your musical career: Singing Strauss songs for New York City Ballet performances, Messiaen's Harawi with pianist Vicki Ray, Jonathan Harvey's Night Songs with Steven Stucky/L.A. Phil Green Umbrella, Chinary Ung's Aura performances in Cambodia and Vietnam
Favorite choral work(s): Can't choose! Too many!
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience: So many, but singing Wild Nights in Harmonium by John Adams definitely remains a peak experience for me!
Online Headshot: bio-johnston-elissa.jpg
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers? Well, TACOS of course!
CONCERT LINKS DATES
Alexander's Feast
Soprano, Alexander's Feast
04/17/2016
Alexander's Feast
Soprano, Alexander's Feast
04/16/2016
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Soprano, St. Matthew Passion
02/01/2015
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Soprano, St. Matthew Passion
01/31/2015
Bach B Minor Mass
Soprano, Mass in B minor, BMV 232
01/26/2014
Bach B Minor Mass
Soprano, Mass in B minor, BMV 232
01/25/2014
Handel Messiah
Soprano, Messiah
12/22/2012
Bach: St. John Passion
Soprano, St. John Passion
04/01/2012
Bach: St. John Passion
Soprano, St. John Passion
03/31/2012
the little match girl passion
Soprano, Mass
11/13/2011
The Creation
Soprano, The Creation (Die Schöpfung)
04/10/2011
La Koro Sutro + Chinary Ung
Soprano, Spiral XII: Space Between Heaven and Earth
11/09/2008
Beethoven and Brahms
Soprano, Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45
10/14/2007
Embark: Haydn + Glass
Soprano, Schöpfungsmesse (Creation Mass) (Creation Mass)
10/22/2006
Transform
Soprano, Río de Sangre Suite
11/06/2005
Transform
Soprano, Requiem
11/06/2005
Pasadena Symphony: Messiah
Soprano, Messiah
12/18/2004
Pasadena Symphony: Messiah
Soprano, Messiah
12/17/2004
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Soprano, Missa Solemnis Op. 123
03/28/2004
Handel/Mozart Messiah
Soprano, Messiah (Mozart)
04/06/2003
Handel/Mozart Messiah
Soprano, Messiah (Mozart)
04/05/2003
Harmonies of Grace
Soprano, Te Deum
09/29/2002
Harmonies of Grace
Soprano, Mass in A Flat
09/29/2002
LA Phil: Bach & Vivaldi
Soprano, Gloria R. 589
07/06/1996
LA Phil: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Soprano, Iolanta Op. 69
05/28/1995
LA Phil: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Soprano, Iolanta Op. 69
05/27/1995
LA Phil: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Soprano, Iolanta Op. 69
05/26/1995
LA Phil: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Soprano, Iolanta Op. 69
05/25/1995
The Passion According to St. John
Soprano, St. John Passion
04/02/1995
Mozart & Haydn
Soprano, Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass)
02/06/1994
A Holiday Celebration
Soprano, Three Christmas Motets
12/19/1993
A Holiday Celebration
Soprano, Three Christmas Motets
12/18/1993
14th Annual Messiah Sing-Along
Soprano, Messiah
12/15/1993
14th Annual Messiah Sing-Along
Soprano, Messiah
12/11/1993
Point Loma Nazarene College Cultural Event
Soprano, Mass in G minor
03/12/1993
For Voices Only
Soprano, Mass in G minor
03/07/1993
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